Next Steps For RN-BSN Online Students

Familiarize Yourself With MAVzone, Your Student Portal

MAVzone provides single sign-on access to your Colorado Mesa University email account, online classes, and network drives. You will also use MAVzone to look up and register for classes, add or drop classes, check grades, view financial aid status, make payments, and more.

To log in to MAVzone, use the network username and password provided via email following your acceptance. If you experience any technical issues, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 970-248-2111.

Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at List Colorado Mesa University's code (001358) and your information is automatically submitted to us. You will need a copy of the prior year's federal tax return and W2 statements to complete the online application.

You will receive a letter notifying you of what financial aid you have been awarded. Check your My Tasks on your MAVzone for any next steps regarding financial aid.

Important: Be aware that registering for classes incurs a financial obligation. Payment is due for all online classes on the first day of class. 

As a fully admitted online student you may be eligible for financial aid. Please note, however, that if you have conditional acceptance in the program, you will not be eligible for financial aid until full admittance is granted.

Schedule an advising appointment

  • Review the program sheet, which details requirements for earning your degree from Colorado Mesa University. Download the document.
  • Schedule an appointment with Nursing Advising to receive one-on-one academic guidance. An adviser will walk you through the courses required for graduation, courses available in upcoming start dates and the most appropriate courses for you to enroll in given your previous academic experience. Call 970-248-1398 to schedule an appointment.
  • Please note that course offerings and availability are announced approximately eight weeks before each semester (late October for Spring I and Spring II start dates and late March for Summer I, Fall I and Fall II start dates.)

Register for Classes

From the MAVzone Dashboard, select the Register for Classes App, click on "Look up Classes" under the Registration Tools section and select the term you wish to register.

How to look up the classes:

  • To look up the 7-week nursing classes, in the "Campus" option select Online Accelerated. Then "Section Search" at the bottom of the page. All online nursing accelerated courses will show in this listing.
  • To look up general education courses, in the "Campus" option select Online and in the "Attribute" option choose which general education category you need. Then "Section Search" at the bottom of the page.
  • Find your desired course(s), if a check box appears, it means the class is available. Simply check the box(s), scroll to the bottom, and click Register.

Important: The Add/Drop Classes page will display whether you have successfully registered or encountered Registration Errors (.pdf) or Waitlist Options (.pdf).

  • You can view your schedule by selecting My Account, Courses, Concise Student Schedule.
  • Contact the Registrar's Office at 970-248-1216 for further assistance, if needed.

Important: Be aware that registering for classes incurs a financial obligation. Payment is due for all online classes prior to the first day of class. See "Pay for Courses" later in this guide for more information. If you decide to drop a class, please call Enrollment Services at 855-804-7193.

Course Drop/Withdraw/Refund Policy

Courses dropped by 5pm on the 1st day of classes are eligible for a full refund.

Courses dropped during the first 15% of the course will be refunded in full less a partial tuition assessment. If all courses are dropped the student will be assessed a $225 partial tuition assessment and the remaining balance will be refunded.

After 15% of the course has been completed students withdraw from the course with no refund and either a grade of "W".

After 50% of the course has been completed, a student may withdraw with no refund and a grade of "WF".

Please refer to the Important Student Information section on our calendar page for deadline dates. To drop a course in the Online RN-BSN program, please utilize the RN to BSN withdrawal form.

After completing this form, here is what you can expect as next steps in finalizing your request.

  • A university representative will contact you to confirm accuracy of your request and inform you of any impact to your educational journey.
  • Your request will be processed after you have spoken to your assigned representative, understand and accept the terms and conditions surrounding withdrawal.

See upcoming start dates and withdraw deadlines.

Get a MAVcard

The MAVcard is your official student ID card that grants you online access to Tomlinson Library. To receive your card, complete the form at MAVCard for Distance Learners. Your CMU MAVcard will be mailed to you in approximately 1-2 weeks.

Order Textbooks

To order your textbooks and have them shipped directly to you, go to and click "Order Textbooks Now". If the term you would like to order for isn't showing, check back periodically. The list is not available until closer to the start of term. If you already know which textbooks you need before the list is posted, you can search by title or ISBN in the search bar found at the top right of the screen.

Many titles on our site are also available to rent through a third-party affiliate, SKYO. If they are, it will be indicated on a title-by-title basis. SKYO rentals are fulfilled by SKYO and shipped directly to you.

Find Your Transfer Credits

From MAVzone, open Student Drop Down and select Unofficial and then All Levels. You may also find your transfer credit within DegreeWorks.

Transfer credits that have been accepted will be listed by the schools attended.

If transfer credits are incomplete or missing, please be patient. They will be viewable shortly.

For questions regarding non-nursing transfer credits, please contact the Registrar's Office by emailing or calling 970-248-1216 and asking for the Transfer Manager.

Note: Conditional admits to this program will not have transfer credits posted until full admittance is granted.

Pay for Courses

View account balances and make payments via debit card, credit card, or online check with ePAY, CMU's secure, financial portal. Below are instructions on how to get to this portal.

  • Log in to MAVzone
  • Open ePay
  • Follow instructions

Important: Payment in full is due by 5pm the first day of class. Payment plans are available for this program.

Complete Your Online Orientation

As a new online student at CMU, you are required to successfully complete an interactive orientation to access any of your online courses. You have three opportunities to pass with a score of 80 or above. Once you have registered for your first online course, an email will be sent explaining how to access this orientation.

There is a tutorial available that allows you to practice the orientation as many times as you would like without being scored. The tutorial is not graded and does not take the place of the orientation. The tutorial is located at

Participate in Class

There will be an assignment due for any accelerated class you are in by the 5th day of class. If this assignment is not completed by this time, you will be dropped from the course and there will be no refund.

Helpful Contact Information

All offices may be reached directly via the contact information below. When communicating via email please include your full name, student ID (700#) and CRN # for any specific course information.

Registrar's Office Barbara Crane
Financial Aid John Stewart
Student Accounts Grace Kathrein
IT Help Desk 970-248-2111
Nursing Advising Janice Holvoet